Submission Guidelines

The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education is a refereed, interdisciplinary quarterly designed to serve the needs of all levels of hospitality and tourism education through discussion issues with the common purpose of educational improvement. The main objective of this periodical is to facilitate scholarly interchange among hospitality and tourism educators, industry practitioners and educators from related disciplines. It is through such interchange that each of us may identify with, interpret and promote the hospitality and tourism profession academically.

Guidelines for Submissions to JHTE

Educators from all segments of the hospitality and tourism field are invited and encouraged to contribute articles for publication in the Journal of Hospitality Tourism & Education. Submissions should be global in scope, giving equal consideration to North America, Europe and the Asian Basin. All submissions, reviews and correspondence is conducted electronically at the following URL address: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/jhte/.

  1. All tables, figures, etc. should be included at the end of the manuscript, and not incorporated into the body of the paper. The number of tables, figures, etc. should be limited to not more than a total of four.
  2. Manuscripts submitted as Topic Papers normally range between 15-20 pages (5-6 pages in the Journal). However, the length of an article should be dictated by its subject and audience. Teaching Notes and Communications and Perspectives and Opinion pieces are typically much shorter in length.
  3. In the electronic submission process through Scholarworks, authors will be asked for the article title; the authors’ full names, titles and designations; full mailing address; telephone; FAX; and email addresses. In addition, authors will be required to provide a 50-100 word abstract but with no author identification. The posted submission should begin the text of the article with the article title only at the top of the page. Be sure to omit any pages with author information in the manuscript submitted for review.
  4. When appropriate, all papers should include a thorough literature review of the topic it covers.
  5. The co-editors strongly advise that you study two or three back issues of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education before submitting your work.
  6. American Psychological Association (APA) style is used for articles submitted for publication. Submission Guidelines for Manuscripts: Please submit your manuscript in MS WORD format.
  7. All manuscripts considered for publication must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins.
  8. It is assumed that the works submitted to the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education have not been submitted or published elsewhere, unless the author indicates otherwise. The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education ordinarily assumes the responsibility of obtaining the copyright for works it publishes under a publication agreement at the time of submission.
  9. Manuscripts are reviewed both by the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education’s co-editors and by reviewers from the Board of Consulting Editors. Evaluation is performed under a “double-blind” system, whereby the author’s identity is not revealed to the reviewers and the author is not apprised of the reviewers’ identities. Reviewers’ comments are shared with authors when they may be of use. The entire review process averages five to six weeks.

A regular feature in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education is Topic Papers. These are full-length, comprehensive and rigorous pieces dealing with pedagogical issues for the general I-CHRIE readership. Topic Papers may include reports of empirical research or conceptual pieces impacting on hospitality and tourism education. Most of the Topic Papers fall into one of the following Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education departments: Course and Curriculum, International Hospitality Education, Classroom Applications, Industry and Education, Faculty/Student Development and Program Administration.

Criteria for evaluation include:

  1. Appropriateness for the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education.
  2. Significance in contributing to hospitality and tourism education.
  3. Technical adequacy.
  4. Logical organization and thoroughness of ideas.
  5. Clarity of presentation.

Submission and Inquiries: All materials submitted for publication are refereed by members of the editorial review board or recognized experts in the field. The co-editors welcome the submission of suitable materials for publication and will be pleased to discuss proposals for papers. Please submit manuscripts and inquiries to the URL address:

Miyoung Jeong, co-editor of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
107 Flint Lab
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts USA 01002

Telephone: 01 (412) 545-4045